All industries are changing at the moment, with many offices switching to remote solutions to keep employees safe. In some countries, government advice has even urged towards this step, but one industry remains apart – construction.
After all, construction workers can’t very well erect buildings from home. Luckily, many managers are managing to make safe environments work from them right now, with some completing projects almost as easily as they managed pre-2020. They’re achieving these goals in different ways but, often, a change in the duration of projects is seeing them through.
After all, long-term projects make safety increasingly difficult. By comparison, a job that takes no more than three days is guaranteed to pose less risk across the board.
The solutions are typically simpler than you’d think and include not only planning but also the most efficient solutions. Seeking scaffolding companies that offer same day erections and removals is sure to help. Equally, turning to quality water bore drilling contractors can lead to much faster irrigation setups. You might also want to do away with the construction of temporary offices. But, why exactly are these changes necessary right now?
A chance to act before the situation changes
Most notably, you need speed on your construction site because situations and regulations are changing so quickly. From one week to the next, cases are soaring and new locations are coming under fire. Along with that, safety procedures continue to shift. Thus, a failure to complete jobs as fast as you can could see a safe and compliant site one day becoming a hazard to your team and your reputation the next.
Less exposure to risks
On an obvious level, less time in each location also means less exposure to risks. Rather, your team will be able to maintain distance and get the job done without exposure or contact with the virus. By comparison, a job that takes longer will leave them open a whole lot more often.
Better levels of organization
Lastly, focusing on speed can help you to get on top of organization at last. After all, it can be difficult to manage a site if a job goes on for extended periods. More people will come and go this way, and days may blur into one. Instead, faster focuses allow you to ensure you’re 100% certain of who is on your site at any one moment, and also when you can expect deliveries, etc. With that information easily to hand, you stand a much better chance of implementing track and trace, as well as limiting the number of people on site at any given time.
We aren’t saying that you need to compromise on quality right now, but you should think about how many projects you’re accepting at any given time. Focusing solely on one construction is undeniably safer than taking a week or more to complete various projects at once. Your teams, and your clients, will certainly thank you for putting speed first for the next few months.